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C.J. Gorrell Ralph Waldo Emerson’s The Snow Strom Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven, And veils the farmhouse at the garden's end. The sled and traveler stopped, the courier's feet Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sit Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed In a tumultuous privacy of storm. Come see the northwind's masonry. Out of an unseen quarry evermore Furnished with tile, the fierce artificer Curves his white bastions with projected roof Round every windward stake, or tree, or door. Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild work So fanciful, so savage, nought cares he For number or proportion. Mockingly,
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Unformatted text preview: On coop or kennel he hangs Parian wreaths; A swan-like form invests the hidden thorn; Fills up the farmer's lane from wall to wall, Maugre the farmer's sighs; and at the gate, A tapering turret overtops the work. And when his hours are numbered, and the world Is all his own, retiring, as he were not, Leaves, when the sun appears, astonished Art To mimic in slow structures, stone by stone, Built in an age, the mad wind's night-work, The frolic architecture of snow. Cook, Roy J. eds. 101 Famous Poems . New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1958. 1. How does Emersons bending of the rules of grammar affect the play? 2. What is the tone of the poem? 3. What is the image portrayed? How does it change?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course ENGL ENGL101 taught by Professor Esprit during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.

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